Research Facilitator or Research Nurse (Clinical/Non-Clinical)

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
St Ives
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Research Team at Cambridgeshire Community Service (CCS) NHS Trust . We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Research Facilitator, or a Research Nurse, to support research activity and culture, primarily at our integrated Contraception and Sexual Health (iCaSH) service.

This post is also open to current CCS staff. The post is funded by the Clinical Research Network East of England (CRN EoE) and is 0.5 WTE.

iCash have services in various sites across the Trust, including Norfolk, Bury St Edmunds and Bedford. The base of successful applicants will be discussed at interview.

Informal discussion or virtual face to face meetings (via Microsoft Teams) about the team and the post are available as required.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised)

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work towards developing the research culture across the Trust and will support clinical teams to maximize the potential of National Institute Health Research (NIHR) portfolio studies. They may be asked to contribute to other Trust-wide projects or research work streams running.

The role will be primarily located in our iCaSH service, and you will work across a number of our iCaSH clinics, so you must be willing to be mobile and flexible in your working practices.

The candidate can have a clinical or non-clinical background to apply for this role. If the candidate holds a clinical qualification, registration with an appropriate body is required. If no registration is held, the candidate needs to have current healthcare knowledge, good understanding of the NHS and experience of research facilitation or managing research and/or health care projects.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You should ideally have experience of clinical research, including commercial research, or be able to transfer your previously gained relevant clinical skills and knowledge to the role. However, whilst this is preferred, full induction, training and mentoring will be provided.

You will work with CCS research team and iCaSH to support ongoing development of the research culture across the service. This may include supporting our clinical teams in identifying and recruiting patients, seeing the patient through the trial, performing study assessments, and ensuring data is reported accurately and on time.

You will work closely with a variety of healthcare professionals across the service so excellent communication skills are essential, as is attention to detail.

It is essential that you can work autonomously and manage your own workload but also to work as part of a team.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Educated to degree standard or have relevant and recent research knowledge and experience to equivalent of degree level.
  • Evidence of continuous personal, professional development.


  • Post-graduate qualification e.g. MSc.
  • Relevant and recent specialist healthcare knowledge.
  • Current clinical professional qualification and registered with a relevant regulatory body e.g. NMC or HCPC.



  • Good Knowledge of clinical research infrastructure in the UK.
  • Understanding of the requirements of ICH Good Clinical Practice
  • Good Knowledge of the role of the clinical research facilitator understanding the issues/process of gaining informed consent
  • Experience of project management and delivery of projects in a timely manner
  • An understanding of the complexity of service delivery within a community setting
  • Experienced in the knowledge of research methods
  • Experience of working with patients/service users/general public.
  • Good working knowledge of equality and diversity
  • Good knowledge of confidentiality and data protection
  • Experience of collaborating with multi-disciplinary groups
  • Participating in leading/enabling individual and team development
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Practical problem solving ability


  • Experience of Clinical Trial (CTIMP) delivery
  • Experience of working in an NHS environment
  • Experience and understanding of working with the NIHR and CRN
  • Experience working in a Community Care setting
  • Experience of delivering commercial research



  • Effective listening and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously using own initiative, and as a member of a small team, as well as part of the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work across boundaries, integrating with multidisciplinary staff in relation to achieve the objectives of the project
  • Self motivated
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Sounds IT skills - able to confidently use word processing packages, email, spreadsheets and presentation software
  • Persuasive manner: able to establish positive working relationships with a range of health care professionals, NHS, managers and corporate colleagues.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and co-ordinate work of self and others where there are conflicting demands and workload pressures
  • Able to be calm and diplomatic under pressure
  • Able to deal with the public and colleagues in a pleasant and polite manner at all times


  • Ability to maintain records consistent with policies, procedures and regulations to be used for reporting and governance purposes.
  • Teaching skills

Working within professional boundaries


  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional support apprioriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity



  • Aware of the range of emotions in self and in others
  • Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children and young people/vulnerable adults
  • Can demonstrate flexibility of approach.
  • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and areas for development.
  • Shows respect for others' feelings, views and circumstances.
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, takes constructive action and calms others down.
  • Has a range of mechanisms for dealing with stress, can recognise when to use them and does so.
  • Listens to personal comments without becoming defensive



  • Ability to travel across the Trust wide geography sometimes at short notice
  • Ability to manage own diary and workload
  • Adhere to all safeguarding standards

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Unit 7/8 The Meadows

St Ives

PE27 4LG

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